How does one put into words the loss of a beloved pet? I was raw with grief this winter from the unexpected and untimely death of my dog. Although we were not Ruthie’s first home, her 8th to be exact, she worked her way into our hearts and home with a bond so strong that all these months later, her passing still stings. She was an unforgettable character of the first degree. Several weeks after she died, my calligraphy student, Eliza Lindsay wrote this poem after parting with her dog companion of 16 years, Rosa. She lettered the poem for a class assignment. When I read it I knew I had found words that would allow me to put some closure on my own loss. Thank you, Eliza.
The image at the top is my husband beside Ruthie, her head cocked, looking for the next adventure.
A portion of sale proceeds benefit Portland Animal Welfare Team (PAW Team).
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Author of Text/Poet||Eliza Lindsay|
|Medium/ Materials||Archival digital print scanned from original work of charcoal, graphite, pastel, acrylic.|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||9 x 18 inches|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed, Unnumbered|